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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 04/01/2008

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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Shares in Dubai continued to rise , gaining 85.32 points or 1.4 per cent to close at 6,088.66 yesterday, paced by Amlak Finance and Air Arabia. The index of 45 companies that traded in Abu Dhabi had climbed one per cent at 4,671.01 points.

Dubai's home finance provider Amlak registered more than 124 million shares worth Dh676.3 million while Air Arabia, the Middle East's largest budget carrier based in Sharjah, posted Dh602 million worth of shares.

The turnover of 29 companies that traded on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) reached 818.8 million shares valued at Dh3.3 billion and involving 17,081 trades. Twenty-two of these companies had advanced, five had declined and two were unchanged.

Jeema Mineral Water topped the Dubai bourse with a rise of five per cent from Dh6.64 to Dh6.97 followed by Amlak with an increase of 4.5 per cent to Dh5.52 and Gulf Finance House, an Islamic investment and commercial banking company, which increased 4.3 per cent to Dh12.

Al Mazaya Holding Co, a Kuwaiti developer, led the losers with a fall of 13.2 per cent from Dh10.25 to Dh8.90. UAE's second telecoms operator du, or the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co, lost one per cent to Dh7.60.

Kuwait's Global Investment House and Arab Emirates Investment Bank were also big losers with a respective slide of 7.1 per cent to Dh13.70 and five per cent to Dh1,155.

The energy sector led the sub-indices on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADSM) with a jump of 5.8 per cent to close at 451.10 points.

Oasis International Leasing Co and Sharjah-based Dana Gas, the region's first and largest private-sector natural gas company, paced ADSM. With shares valued at Dh705 million, Oasis was the biggest loser at 3.1 per cent to Dh33.25 while Dana Gas gained 4.8 points to Dh2.42, posting 262 million shares worth Dh633.8 million.

Shares in global energy investor Abu Dhabi National Energy Co jumped 7.2 per cent to Dh3.87, topping ADSM. Oman & Emirates Investment Holding Co dropped 3.1 per cent to Dh33.25 and Gulf Medical Projects Co slumped 2.1 per cent to Dh6.15.

 






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